|Future in situ balloon exploration of Titan's atmosphere and surface - Athena Coustenis|
Many of the questions remaining to be addressed after the Cassini-Huygens mission require both remote and in situ exploration. Our understanding of the lower atmosphere, surface and interior of Titan will benefit greatly from detailed investigations by a montgolfiere, reaching a variety of locations
Keywords: Titan; In Situ; NASA; Decadal
|ATMOSPHERE AS SIGN OF LIFE - Oleksandr Potashko|
Is there a feature of presence of life on a macro-level? Could we say something about life on Neptune or on Halley's Comet or on an exoplanet? Let's consider that sign of life is an atmosphere. Let's consider crustal planet. Whether planet has an atmosphere we may say that it is alive in geology.
Keywords: Signs of Life; Atmosphere; NASA; Titan; Decadal
|Titan Saturn System Mission - John Spencer|
Titan is a high priority for exploration, as recommended by NASA's 2006 Solar System Exploration (SSE) Roadmap (NASA 2006), NASA's 2003 National Research Council (NRC) Decadal Survey (NRC Space Studies Board 2003) and ESA's Cosmic Vision Program Themes. Recent revolutionary Cassini-Huygens discoveries have dramatically escalated interest in Titan as the next scientific target in the outer solar system...
Keywords: Titan; Saturn; Titan Saturn System Mission; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal
|Titan Lake Probe Concept Study - J. Hunter Waite|
This study focused on an in-situ examination of a hydrocarbon lake on the Saturnian moon Titan -- a target that presents unique scientific opportunities as well as several unique engineering challenges (e.g., submersion systems and cryogenic sampling) to enable those measurements. Per direction from the National Research Council (NRC) 2012SS Planetary Decadal Survey Satellites Panel, and after an initial trade-space examination, study architectures focused on three possible New Frontiers' class ...
Keywords: Titan; Lake; Probe; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal